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Chronz
07-16-2009, 01:07 PM
Unique, unlikely performance-based contract incentives (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Unique-unlikely-performance-based-contract-ince?urn=nba,176730)


Many NBA contracts have explicit incentive clauses that stipulate increased pay if certain performance criteria are met. You know, if "Player X grabs X amount of rebounds" or "Player Y plays in X amount of games" they get a bonus. Well, Dave D'Alessandro of The Star-Ledger combed through some current NBA contracts and found a few of the most unique/ridiculous performance-based incentives out there. Some oddball favorites:

* Adonal Foyle gets $500,000 if he wins MVP, and another $500K if he wins MVP of the NBA Finals.

* Luke Ridnour gets an extra $1.5 million for winning Defensive Player of the Year.

* Mario Chalmers gets $19,580 just for showing up for summer league, and for going through a team "skill/conditioning program."

* Rafer Alston gets an additional $325,000 if he makes the All-Star team.

* Matt Bonner gets $100,000 if the sum of his field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and his 3-point percentage matches or exceeds 169 percent. Seriously.

D'Alessandro has more, but none of them come close to this strange small print once written up by the Oakland Athletics:


"In 1972 owner Charlie Finley offered his players $300 if they'd grow mustaches as part of a Father's Day promotion. All 25 did, and the 'staches became a team trademark. Rollie Fingers even had a clause written into his contract that he would be supplied with wax for his handlebars."


I dont know whats sadder, the fact that Adonal Foyle actually has this incentive, or that if he were by some act of god happen to win the MVP, that he only gets 500K

what54!?
07-16-2009, 01:09 PM
so chamlers gets 20 grand for showing up? :laugh:

and foyle MVP? :laugh:

I need to become a baller

MaHaRaJaH
07-16-2009, 01:10 PM
Wow would they pay you 100$ for taking a dump on the THIRD (not first or second toilet) on the opponent's locker washroom?

Chronz
07-16-2009, 01:12 PM
Wow would they pay you 100$ for taking a dump on the THIRD (not first or second toilet) on the opponent's locker washroom?

I think Bron should get 100$ if he releases the tape

S-Dot
07-16-2009, 01:18 PM
i wonder if there was an incentive for jason kidd to dye his hair blonde that one year in phoenix

MaHaRaJaH
07-16-2009, 03:21 PM
I think Bron should get 100$ if he releases the tape

I want 50 for watching :D

cheerio
07-16-2009, 10:54 PM
I saw this and laughed

MajorFloridaFan
07-16-2009, 11:33 PM
Foyle lol true true every player gets hurt in the league

heyman321
07-16-2009, 11:36 PM
I think Bonner can realistically achieve that.

Edit: Nvm, I thought it said 129 percent lol.

RocketsFan4Life
07-16-2009, 11:37 PM
wow never would of thought that contracts have stuff like this

Hellcrooner
07-16-2009, 11:40 PM
while we are at it we could make some more incentives.

Something for Gasol wining DPOY

or Shaq for oleading Ft Percentage.

or Iverson for leading the league in assists.

Marbury for Mvp?

Eddie Curry for Mvp of Burger King? look out Sean May is going for you!!!

IversonIsKrazy
07-17-2009, 12:25 AM
I think Bonner is the only 1 that can acutally have a chance of meeting their expectation.

GOAL: 50% FG, 70% FT, 49% 3
08-09: 50% FG, 74% FT, 44% 3

168%, missed it by 1 percent.

MajorFloridaFan
07-17-2009, 12:29 AM
^^^i cant do that math man explain

MajorFloridaFan
07-17-2009, 12:29 AM
how can someone exceed 100%

24goingfor2
07-17-2009, 12:35 AM
its all of them added together you f@#ing homer

ARMIN12NBA
07-17-2009, 12:49 AM
I'm starting the campaign. Adonal Foyle for MVP!

RapToronto95
07-17-2009, 12:50 AM
I would want someone to get 1000 per dunk, just so they try to dunk on everyone and make it interesting :p

MajorFloridaFan
07-17-2009, 12:51 AM
I would want someone to get 1000 per dunk, just so they try to dunk on everyone and make it interesting :p

I think dwight gets that as much as he dunks lol!!! and thats it

RollinDeep
07-17-2009, 12:51 AM
I'm starting the campaign. Adonal Foyle for MVP!

MVP! MVP!

:p

MajorFloridaFan
07-17-2009, 12:52 AM
I'm starting the campaign. Adonal Foyle for MVP!

Do not waste your time with that as a magic fan you will be with a few lol

J_M_B
07-17-2009, 12:54 AM
:laugh2: So Chalmers gets 20 grand for showing up for practice basically :laugh2: :laugh2:

king4day
07-17-2009, 01:01 AM
Great thread topic Chronz. The Foyle one has me baffled. Who actually asked for that? Did he honestly believe he had a shot at MVP? And given who he is, I'd think they'd offer him a tad more than just 500k.

MajorFloridaFan
07-17-2009, 01:12 AM
^^^^^^^^^exactly

Chest Rockwell
07-17-2009, 02:06 AM
how can someone exceed 100%

It's the sum of all of them. Lets say he gets

Free Throw=85%
3pt= 42%
FG= 42%

That equals 169.

Beno7500
07-17-2009, 03:14 AM
I want 1,000,000 dollars for each of my posts

DenButsu
07-17-2009, 03:34 AM
I actually like the Bonner exception. It's a pretty good incentive to spend more time in the gym (especially working on FTs and 3s), and a pretty good disincentive for crappy shot selection. Better efficiency can be achieved through harder work and more focused play on the court. The number is probably set just a little beyond his reach, but .520/.420/.750 could be doable.

The rest are a joke, though. Generally I think injury and minimum game incentives are the best. They encourage players to stay in better shape, and I think it's pretty fair on both ends that the player doesn't get paid as much if he doesn't play as much as was expected of him.

GSW fan
07-17-2009, 03:48 AM
Luke Ridnour for DPOY lol

Theanswer76
07-17-2009, 03:55 AM
hahahahaah foyle, hes about to get that mvp and shut up his critics and smell that mulllaa $$$ lmao

TmacBryant
07-17-2009, 04:23 AM
BONNER needed only 1 more freethrow to get his 100 grand.... ffs fail.